Sale 17701
On the Shoulders of Giants: A Brief History of Big Ideas
Online 30 October - 7 November 2019
Sale total including buyer's premium:
GBP 351,500
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‘If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants’, Sir Isaac Newton once wrote of his extraordinary scientific achievements. Christie’s online-only sale, On the Shoulders of Giants: A Brief History of Big Ideas pays tribute to his heirs, with a special emphasis on books and manuscripts by the great theoretical physicists of the 20th century. At the centre of the sale is Albert Einstein – whose personal life and scientific career are reflected in the letters and printed works offered here – with further manuscripts, letters, offprints and editions from Einstein’s colleagues and successors including Max Planck, Niels Bohr, Erwin Schrödinger, Werner Heisenberg and Stephen Hawking.

30 Oct - 7 Nov 2019

Sophie Hopkins
Books & Manuscripts
Tel: +44 207 752 3144

Unless indicated, all prices listed below are an estimate
Conditions of Sale
All lots in this sale are offered by Christie Manson & Woods Ltd